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The setting of the alien landing is described as having "white sands" and being one of the "last pristine beaches on Earth." The narrator also describes the "lurid glow of marquees and brothels."...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2020 6:43 pm UTC

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If one is fond of the Star Trek franchise, their article could center on the communicator and the way that it presaged flip phones and cellphone technology. If one is drawn to movies, they might...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2021 7:48 pm UTC

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In this passage, Suvin attempts to further differentiate science fiction from all other genres. "Necessary and sufficient conditions" means that science fiction has rules that make it the genre...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2020 10:49 pm UTC

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If we succeed in building a very sophisticated android that seems to act much like a human, at least on the surface, the android should not have the same legal and social rights as humans have...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2021 10:20 am UTC

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This author of the passage attempts to further define science fiction by comparing it against the myth genre. While both of these genres use estrangement as a literary device, science fiction uses...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2020 10:12 pm UTC

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The term “robot” was first coined in 1920 the Czech play Rossum's Universal Robots by Karl Capek. The term was based on a Czech word for a drudge or slave labourer and referred to machines that...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2012 12:58 pm UTC

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The author of the passage discusses the almost human role of setting in different genres. Suvin ultimately arrives at the conclusion that science fiction is unique for the way it handles the...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2020 11:42 pm UTC

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A critique written as a film critic might be on the negative side concerning Vogt's The Weapon Shop. While Vogt is ranked with Assimov by science fiction fans and aficionados, his dialogue and...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2013 10:31 pm UTC

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I would say the Harry Potter series is fantasy, not science fiction. I would argue that there actually are a lot of women science fiction writers, including famous and well-respected ones....

Latest answer posted May 31, 2012 6:55 pm UTC

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Great question. As a genre, science fiction has always been interested in religion, theology, and spiritual themes. As for how it relates specifically to the passage in Revelation, that's a complex...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2020 11:53 pm UTC

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